expired AmEx Shop Small - up to $100 Statement Credits in November

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The Shop Small movement is back again to support the shops, cafes, restaurants and other small businesses that are at the heart of your community.

Simply register your American Express Card and spend $20 or more in one transaction from 30 October - 30 November to receive a $10 credit. Redeem the offer once per participating merchant, at a maximum of 10 merchants. Shop Small Map Search.

This offer is only available to the first 100,000 Cards registered.


Handy Links:

Always a good idea to search for petrol stations in your local area ($20 of petrol for $10).


Manual Enrollment

https://offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enroll/EnrollmentSit...

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  • +9 votes

    Good one for opal card recharge credits.

    • +5 votes

      Was a bit turned off, but the convenience stores giving attitude when they hear the words 'can I use Amex'.

      The Town Hall newsagent was a pain as well, think they tried to charged $2 or more for using Amex

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        One place wanted to charge me $2 to do any opal recharge by card!

      • +5 votes

        Just pay by tapping the card on the terminal (not sure if Amex has a name for it like Paywave, Paypass…). Then they don't know that it is an Amex after it has been processed..

        • +11 votes

          Unless they have restrictions on their paypass machine - a few places I shop at will only accept amex if it's put in the machine, try to paypass and you get a "contactless not supported" error (strangely even ones that have no surcharge on amex do this too).

        • +5 votes

          @WazzaP:
          The contactless payment for Visa, Mastercard and Amex are all different. Some machines simply don't support contactless Amex. Way back in the dark ages there was the odd system that only accepted Visa or Mastercard too…

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          @Funky Moose: go further back it was only 3 sheet carbonised paper. http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MjkwWDUwMA==/z/DI4AAOSwDN1UNfCi/$_3.JPG?set_id=2

          if you think there are scams/errors today …..

        • +5 votes

          The retailers will be charged by their banking institution accordingly for the method of payment, thats why small businesses, and big ones too, regularly charge fees to use amex because amex costs the most to process because of the fees amex charge to the banks. Eftpos (savings and cheque option) are the cheapest, up to 35-40c per transaction using credit or paywave/paypass is a % of the transaction above a certain amount normally about 2% amex I've heard can be up to 4% of the transaction value that the retailer will be charged.
          Most small retailers don't have the power to negotiate these fees down, so its absorb it and lose profit (if theres any to be had on low value transactions) or pass on the costs, or refuse to accept that card, ie how often do you see "diners card" nowadays!
          The big stores ie fast food chains, supermarkets, franchises can negotiate these fees down through volume of transactions and the business they can generate for a bank.

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          @sigh:

          The payWave/Paypass/Expresspay options are obviously the credit card companies's (esp Visa and Mastercard's) stealth way to kill off EFTPOS. At $100 max without PIN, 1% is $1, so you can see the difference to the retailer between that and the 15¢ to 40¢ otherwise charged is minimal.

          If you're buying a $1,000 computer however, that 1% is now $10, 3% is $30, but EFTPOS is still maybe 40¢! No wonder banks hate it.

        • +1 vote

          @Kevan2:
          Click clack, sign here.

        • +1 vote

          As someone that works in retail, where we have to manually input a 2% Amex surcharge, please don't do that. It's incredibly infuriating and us employees get the blame for customers tapping their card so quickly.

      • +10 votes

        Even with $2 surcharge, you are still $8 better off.

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      Awesome for opal recharges I say.. did about $1500 worth of credit last year I think LOL

    • +4 votes

      The map is terrible, can we assume that anyone with the shop small sticker in their window is still registered for shop small? Like is there a possibility that shop small membership can expire or lapse?

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      Good list for those in Perth can be found at http://bit.ly/shopsmallperth - a national one worth keeping in mind is Chemmart and various IGA stores are also included. Does a small business need to express their interest to be involved? or will you get cashback for any small business that takes AMEX?

  • +23 votes

    First time using the Reminder feature (custom date), thanks scotty and OP.

  • +1 vote

    Great that this has returned, thanks OP.

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    Is it opal time of year already??

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    Great to see this back again - Lenards at our local shopping centre participated last time but unfortunately their shop just closed down :( .

    • +7 votes

      This is why their shop probably closed down, cause of the high amex fees lol

      • +1 vote

        LOL - more likely due to the new shopping centre management who took over a couple of years ago. We've lost a number of retailers from the centre, especially the smaller ones, as the rents were hiked as soon as their leases were due for renewal, so I assume the same thing's happened with Lenard's. We had a Harvey Norman Electrical store and they were the first ones to pack up and go.

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        or was he ozbargained and chickened out.

        not another dad joke

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    A big "+", no brainer.. Thanks OP!

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    how do i register for it ?

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    Loooove AmEx ShopSmall. Now I hope I get my new CBA credit card soon so I can register that as well.

    • +21 votes

      Here are a few Melbourne places I like (please note that this is just my personal preferences and as I live in Camberwell, I added in places relevant to me). I have also highlighted some places that are my favourites:

      Dining Options

      Melbourne CBD

      My personal favourites

      DIN TAI FUNG - SHOP M0002 287 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      MAMAK - 366 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      RARE STEAKHOUSE KING STREET - 42-44 KING ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      POK POK JNR - 555 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      SQUIRES LOFT CITY STEAKHOUSE - 12 GOLDIE PL, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      THAILANDER - 139 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000

      AJISEN RAMEN - SHOP 13, 211 LA TROBE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      BECASSE BAKERY - EMPORIUM - SHOP 2 275-295 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      BLUESTONE RESTAURANT BAR - 349-351 FLINDERS LANE, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      BREAD & MEAT COMPANY - 550 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      CHINARED RESTAURANT - SHOP 6 GROUND FLOOR, 206 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, AU 3000
      DRAGON BOAT RESTAURANT - 203 LITTLE BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      ELEMENTS FOOD - SHOP 4 500 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, AU 3000
      ETTO - ST JAMES - 6/535 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      FAMISH'D - SHOP 8 555 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      GHIN KHAO - 242 SWANSTON ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      GINZA TEPPANYAKI - 139 LITTLE BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      GUZMAN Y GOMEZ - 289-299 SWANSTON ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      GYOZA GYOZA - 115/115-117 LITTLE BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      HANABISHI JAPANESE RESTAURANT - 187 KING ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      HOFBREAUHAUS - 26-28 MARKET LANE, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      ISHIYA JAPANESE STONEGRILL - 152 LITTLE BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      IZAKAYA CHUJI - 165 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      LAURENT BOULANGERIE PATISSERIE - 306 LITTLE COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      LAURENT BOULANGERIE PATISSERIE - 181 WILLIAM ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      MELBOURNE MEAT - 301 ELIZABETH ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      MISS CHU - SHOP 2 297 EXHIBITION ST, MELBOURNE, AU 3000
      MOVENPICK ICE CREAM - LATROBE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      NABE ONE - SHOP 2042 275-295 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      NASHI CORPORATION - 181 WILLIAM ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      NEW KUMDEN - 15 HEFFERNAN LANE, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      O-BENTO - 357 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      POST DENG CAFÉ - 214 LITTLE BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      RAMENYA - SHOP LG-10 EMPORIUM, 296-321 LONSDALE STREET, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      RICE WORKSHOP EMPORI - SHOP 320 LEVEL 3, 287 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      ROLLD 357 COLLINS STREET - SHOP 6 357 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      SCHNITZ QV - SHOP QS002 QV Shopping Centre, CORNER LONSDALE & SWANSTON STREET, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      SEAMSTRESS RESTAURANT & BAR - LEVEL 1 113 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      SHUJI SUSHI - SHOP 8 50 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      SIMPLY SPANISH - SHOP 10 555 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      SPAGHETTI TREE - 59-63 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      STALACTITES RESTAURANT - 177 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      THE EMERALD PEACOCK - 233 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      THE PANCAKE PARLOUR -BOURKE ST MALL - SHOP B7 283-297 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      THE RED HUMMING BIRD - 233 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      TOMATO STORY - 160 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      TSINDOS-THE GREEKS RESTAURANT - 197 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      WEST LAKE RESTAURANT - 189 LITTLE BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000

      Southbank

      LEFTBANK RIGHT PL - 1 SOUTHBANK BVD, SOUTHBANK, VICTORIA 3006
      TUTTO BENE - 28 SOUTHGATE AVE, SOUTHBANK, VICTORIA 3006

      Fitzroy

      BELLE'S DINER - 150-156 GERTRUDE STREET, FITZROY, VICTORIA 3065
      HUXTABLE RESTAURANT - 131-133 SMITH ST, FITZROY, VICTORIA 3065
      JIMMY GRANTS - 113 ST DAVID ST, FITZROY, AU 3065
      MEATBALLS & SONS - 266 BRUNSWICK ST, FITZROY, VIC 3065

      Hawthorn/Camberwell

      MONK & ME - 9 EVANS PL, HAWTHORN EAST, VICTORIA 3123 (Combine with Entertainment Book)
      NATARAJ - 213-215 CAMBERWELL RD, HAWTHORN EAST, VIC 3123
      OKRA RESTAURANT - 159 CAMBERWELL RD, HAWTHORN EAST, VICTORIA 3123
      LAURENT BOULANGERIE PATISSERIE - SHOP 20 600-606 BURKE RD, CAMBERWELL, VIC 3124
      MIDDLE CAMBERWELL FISH & CHIPS - 729 RIVERSDALE RD, CAMBERWELL, VIC 3124 (They may no longer accept AmEx based on 2014 experience)
      SUHARA JAPANESE FOOD - 509 RIVERSDALE RD, CAMBERWELL, VIC 3124

      Shopping Options

      Melbourne CBD

      My personal favourites

      GREAT EASTERN GROCERY - 185 RUSSELL ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000 (Awesome use for when you want to buy $20 worth Asian Groceries. EG. 2 x Lap Cheung Sausage packs)
      GREAT EARTH - 255 ELIZABETH ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000 (Wife stocks up massively on this. Applies to all Great Earth stores)
      MINOTAUR ENTERTAINMENT - 121 ELIZABETH ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000 (First time I have seen this here)
      LETS COOK - 265-281 LITTLE BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000 (Great little store. Might be time to get some more Lock and Lock containers)

      CECIL WALKER CYCLES - 395 ELIZABETH ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      COMICS R US - CITY - LEVEL 1 220 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      CREELMAN'S PHARMACY - SHOP 20 236 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      DIGI DIRECT CAMERA HOUSE - 217 ELIZABETH ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      EMPORIUM SC GIFT CARD - 287 LONSDALE STREET, MELBOURNE, AU 3000 (I do not know what this is)
      LE CREUSET - SHOP 309 LEVEL 3, 287 LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      MELBOURNE CENTRAL PHARMACY - SHOP 152 211 LATROBE STREET, MELBOURNE, AU 3000
      MICHAELS CAMERA - VIDEO - DIGITAL - UNIT 265 269 ELIZABETH ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      MIND GAMES - 244 SWANSTON ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
      PEN CITY - 250 ELIZABETH ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      PETS - 57 MELB CENT, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      PLAY MUSIC GAMES DVDS - SHOP 4, 50 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      STAR CITY LIQUOR STORE - SHOP 3 189-195 EXHIBITION ST, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3000
      THOMAS' MUSIC - 31 BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000

      Hawthorn/Camberwell

      My personal favourites

      MUSIC JUNCTION - 204 CAMBERWELL RD, HAWTHORN EAST, VIC 3123 (Used this to buy a $40 guitar stand. I spread this across two AmEx cards with no issues from the shop in 2014)

      DAVID FORD PHARMACY - 275 AUBURN RD, HAWTHORN, VICTORIA 3122
      PETSTOCK - 550 BURWOOD RD, HAWTHORN, VIC 3122
      CAMBERWELL BOOKS & COLLECTIBLES - 207 CAMBERWELL RD, HAWTHORN EAST, VIC 3123
      CAMBERWELL ROAD PHARMACY - 124-126 CAMBERWELL RD, HAWTHORN EAST, VICTORIA 3123
      CAMBERWELL CENTRE NEWSAGENCY - 628 BURKE RD, CAMBERWELL, VIC 3124
      CAMBERWELL PHARMACY - 622-624 BURKE ROAD, CAMBERWELL, VICTORIA 3124
      GOLDEN GARDENIA FRUIT & VEG - 519/519-525 RIVERSDALE RD, CAMBERWELL, VICTORIA 3124
      KIDSTUFF - CAMBERWELL - 501 RIVERSDALE RD, CAMBERWELL, VICTORIA 3124
      NICK & SUE'S GOURMET DELI - SHOP 17 - 19, S19 - 525 RIVERSDALE RD, CAMBERWELL, VICTORIA 3124

      • +3 votes

        EMPORIUM SC GIFT CARD - 287 LONSDALE STREET, MELBOURNE, AU 3000 (I do not know what this is)

        Well spotted. Looks like you can use the gift cards in the food court, Nespresso, Uniqlo, etc. Full list

        • +2 votes

          Looks like it will be worth it. I just called them and it looks like there will be a 3% surcharge to do it and the AmEx card seems to only be accepted at the Concierge itself. Looking at the online site, it appears to only accept Visa, MC and some strange fuzzy logo that is not AmEx.

          Effectively you will pay $10.60 for a $20 voucher that can be used at a significant number of stores. This is possibly a no brainer and I would suggest doing it on day 1 before they think something funny is going in and stop allowing it.

          You can also double dip on the already registered AmEx stores such as Din Tai Fung. Ie. use your CC for $20 and then use gift cards for the rest. (Please note that they may not accept split payments though).

        • +2 votes

          @danielh: Update: I physically went to them today so I could confirm all this and apparently there is an ADDITIONAL $1.50 handling fee on top.

          Annoying but still doable and assuming you get a $20 gift card it will personally cost you $10 + $1.50 + $0.60 = $12.10 after the cash back. That's a 39.5% discount. (Alternatively you can get a $17.97 gift card and pay a total of $20 for it after all the fees. That only means you have a 39.85% discount and not worth the hassle IMHO.

          What is even better is that you can use this card at the Myer Melbourne CITY store!

          As an FYI, the ONLY shops that are not accepting the Emporium Gift card are below. Assume the card works everywhere else:
          * Dick Smith
          * Emporium Medical Centre
          * Esteller 77
          * Henderson optical
          * Kryolan
          * Look Smart Alternations
          * Move (Technical gadget store owned by Dick Smith)
          * Rice Workshop
          * Terry White Pharmacy
          * Therapure
          * Tutti Fruitti
          * Zen 5

      • +8 votes

        Excellent work dan, thanks. Here's a few more for Melbournites… I used all these successfully last year; no promises for this year but defo' worth a shot if they remain on the map once it's launched.

        SUPERMARKET-TYPE PLACES:

        KFL - 378 Sydney Rd, Coburg VIC 3058 (very cheap deli stuff)
        IGA - 140 Station St, Fairfield VIC 3078
        Basfoods - 419 Victoria St, Brunswick VIC 3056
        Basfoods - 26-28 Somerton Rd, Somerton, VIC 3062
        Keon Park Licensed Grocers - 43 Johnson st., Reservoir

        PETROL STATIONS:

        Dayef Petroleum - 473 Upper Heidelberg Rd., Heidelberg Heights
        Ivanhoe Fuel - 247 Waterdale Rd., Ivanhoe
        Bulleen Fuel - 237 Bulleen Rd., Bulleen
        Albasha Petrol - 139 Spring st., Reservoir
        Liberty - 101 Edwardes St., Reservoir
        Shell - Cnr Murray Road & Chifley Dr, Preston, VIC, 3072 (can stack with 14 cents off per litre with dockets/$20 purchase here)

        BOOZE:

        Gaffney Street Cellars - 89 Gaffney St., Coburg
        Southern Rd Cellars - 29 Southern Rd., Heidelberg Heights
        Becca Technology - (despite the name, it's actually a Bottlo!), 3 Moresby Ct., Heidelberg West
        Ivanhoe cellars - 5 Stortford ave, Ivanhoe
        Ivanhoe Hotel - 120 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe
        Fine Choice Liquor Shop 23, 79 Manningham Rd., Bulleen
        Carwyn Cellars - 877 High st., Thornbury
        Benz Cellars - 119 Spring St., Reservoir
        Yarra Ave Cellars - 28 Yarra ave., Reservoir

        MEAT

        Bulleen Plaza Meats - Shop 33, 101 Manningham Rd., Bulleen
        Domenic Quality Butcher - 102 Station st., Fairfield (HIGHLY recommended; excellent range/products, but also very knowledgable/ professional/ attentive staff)
        Lindens Fresh Meat - Northland Shopping Centre, Preston
        Gourmet Meats - 720 Glenferrie Rd., Hawthorn (good place for half-price biltong during Shop-Small)
        Mill Park Meats Shop 11, Stable Shopping Centre, Childs Rd., Mill Park

        SEAFOOD

        Mermaid Seafood - 71 Epping Plaza, Epping
        Claringbold’s Seafood - Prahran Market, Prahran
        Periwinkle Seafood - Prahran Market, Prahran (and pretty much all the other seafood joints in this market; as well as the butchers btw)
        Australian Seafood - 11 Hossack Ave., Coburg North
        Fishi business - 8 Livingstone st, Ivanhoe

        HARDWARE / RANDOM

        Auna Tools International - 203-205 Sydney Rd., Coburg
        Home of lights - Shop 704-718 Heidelberg Rd, Fairfield (from memory last year these dudes had an excessive 'minimum purchase' for AMEX; I still bought because they had sommat I wanted that was already heavilly discounted, but it might be worth a ring before going if you're just after a couple of light bulbs)
        The Greenery - (a nursery/garden shop) 4 Banksia street, Heidelberg, VIC, 3084

        YAY for Shop Small… it's the only time I SHOP BIG.

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        Great list!!

        • +2 votes

          Thanks. I have an even bigger and better lost I tried to publish 30 mins ago but it was rejected as a duplicate. Pity as I spent quite a few hours formatting it and adding in which ones definitely accepted Amex or had a surcharge etc.

          Currently trying get it brought back.

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          @danielh:

          Yeah, saw that too and unfortunate it was removed! Hopefully the mods can retrieve it and post it here instead if it's considered a dupe.

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          @danielh:

          'I have an even bigger and better list…'

          I can't imagine why it was rejected as a dupe, unless it was actually identical; we want ALL the lists we can get, mods! Anyways, you could post it as a 'forum topic' (pretty much anything goes in the forum), and post a link to it here to notify peeps where it is.

          If you don't post it in the forums, could you please PM it to me dan?

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        Thank you so much!

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        OK. Here is a more comprehensive list which I hope will not be removed. NOTE: this is for MELBOURNE people:

        https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/217571

        Probably particularly useful since the Shop Small site seems to have crashed today (Friday 30 Oct).

  • +6 votes

    I hope they've improved their approved merchants map since last year. Went to a few places that were listed that didn't accept AMEX.

    • +3 votes

      Yes, the map was a bit of a PITA last year - it would be a lot simpler to be able to just bring up the whole list at once rather than having to scroll through page after page of listings.

      • +11 votes

        OMG the map is still a total pain. What in hell is the point of showing a mere ten places at a time? No fun.

        • +1 vote

          Shop SMALL….maybe ?

        • +1 vote

          I get the feeling that the map is deliberately difficult to navigate. I may be too cynical but it's much better from AMEX's perspective for you to just try use your AMEX everywhere and hope, rather than be able to pinpoint specific participating merchants.

      • +3 votes

        First time user of the map and i was looking for a list straight away! The map is rubbish!

    • +7 votes

      same happened to me but Amex still gave me the $10 from 2 shops that were included in the map but refused to accept Amex payments. I didn't even have to provide proof of purchase, the Amex staff just put $20 in my account !

      • +2 votes

        Damm I should have complained haha.

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        Bank issues or Amex issued?

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        Same thing just happened to me. Where do you go to complain? I can't find an email address or phone number to contact.

        • +1 vote

          It was an online enquiry on their site but I'm not sure as it was almost 2 years ago.
          Here is the reply I got from them:

          from: donotreplyAU@aexp.com (American Express Customer Care Australia)
          Sunbject: American Express - Shop Small - Online Inquiry
          *Dear Mr. G,

          Thank you for supporting Shop Small.

          I am sorry to hear about your recent experience.

          As a gesture of goodwill I will be happy to apply 2x $10.00 credits’ to your account. Statement credits usually take 5 days to appear but please allow up to 8 weeks. Please note, the conditions of the Shop Small offer allow for a maximum of $50 (5 x $10 credits).

          Thank you for your feedback and for supporting Shop Small. I will ensure that our information is updated.

          Regards, Narelle
          American Express Customer Care*

        • +2 votes

          For anyone who may have a similar problem, I used the AMEX Contact Us page https://www316.americanexpress.com/iFormsSecure/un/iforms.do... and mentioned what happened.

          The reply included:

          "… To thank you for your feedback, we are happy to let you know that we have issued you one $10 credit. This credit will appear on your Card account within the next 5 business days, and counts towards the maximum of 10 credits you can receive should you continue to participate in the offer. …"

    • +1 vote

      Not to mention the places that have been closed for the last few months.

  • +13 votes

    For those in Melbourne, Places where you can recharge Myki:

    • Rathdowne Newsagency in Carlton North
    • Melbourne Convenience Store 327 Elizabeth Street They don't take AMEX for Myki topup.
    • Swanston Street Lotto Shop 3, 227 Collins Street

    These are the ones I've found so far. Definitely more.

    For those around Brunswick, Fitzroy, Carlton:

    • Lots of pharmacies
    • Gagemis Fruit/Veggies Barkly Sq
    • Foodworks Lygon
    • Canals (Fishmonger)
    • Basfoods (Like Costco but no membership fees and interesting food)

    In the city:

    • Landmark Computers
    • -3 votes

      So with this if I top up my myki to 200$ I will get back $100 statement credit with Amex??

    • +7 votes

      'For those in Melbourne…'

      Notably, many petrol stations in Melbourne were on the list last year. If you have a few cards, this can add up to a lot of half-price petrol. For example, if you have five AMEX cards and locate the five participating petrol stations nearest to you (or on your way to work, or anywhere else you happen to be going in November), you can use each card to buy $20 worth of petrol once at each of the five stations; meaning you get $500 worth of petrol for $250.

      Lot's of places at Prahran Market (particluarly in the butcher/fish-monger bit) were on the list too for those who like quality fresh meat/fish. For fruit-n-veg (and honey, nuts, olives etc.), those near 'Just Ripe' in Northland (Preston) can get $20 worth for $10 (per card) if they're on the list again this year.

      IgA in Fairfield was on the list last year, which was good for half-price staples. I assume some other IgAs will be the list as well.

      As neil mentioned, Basfoods (Brunswick and Thomastown) was on the list, which is great because there's usally some stuff going there that is already a major bargain… so if you get that at half price, it becomes almost free…

      Yay for 'Shop Small'! Cheers OP!

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      Could you just do it at 7/11 or no? :/
      EDIT: Dumb of me, I get it now.

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      Thanks Neil. I just top-up Myki at Swanston Street Lotto (227 Collins Street) and the elderly gent charged me 1$ extra to top up 20$. In the receipt, it says Wales Corner News Melbourne instead of Swanston Street Lotto. Will wait and see whether I will have a 10$ refund.

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